Welcome to the evolution of house arrest!
The patent pending E-Cell HOUSE ARREST APP for smartphones is an alternative to ankle-bracelet monitoring. It allows intense monitoring while it tracks and records the movements of low-risk, non-violent offenders with advanced features including: GPS Tracking, Biometric Identification, and Dynamic Remote Check-ins.
Clearly, the first question is always, "Well, couldn't someone just leave the phone and escape?" Of course! ...but they would then be in violation. Remember--this technology is best suited for offenders who are incentivized to avoid possible harsher penalties. This aspect is not-unlike ankle bracelets, which, while relatively easy to cut off, generally are not when appropriately assigned to motivated offenders.
Beyond the basic functions of tracking/monitoring offenders, the amount and type of data collected has enabled us to further improve functionality, and plan future releases. We have even built features to address requests from monitoring agencies--essentially creating dynamic customized programs based on the type of information our clients have asked to receive.
If you would like to know more, or see a demonstration, please contact us--we would be happy to show you how it works!